Skip to comments.Hastert: Rebuilding below sea level senseless
Posted on 09/01/2005 2:22:16 PM PDT by zencat
It makes no sense to spend billions of dollars to rebuild a city that's seven feet under sea level, House Speaker Dennis Hastert said of federal assistance for hurricane-devastated New Orleans.
"It looks like a lot of that place could be bulldozed," the Illinois Republican said in an interview Wednesday with The Daily Herald of Arlington, Ill.
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Put Chicago on that list Denny.
the same could said of south chicago. denny, you jerk
I concur. If it is rebuilt move it north of the Lake on higher ground or something. They are basically starting from scratch anyway.
If Louisiana had 45 electoral votes, rebuilding New Orleans would be a foregone conclusion.
Since it only has 3, there's a better than 50% shot that it won't be.
From AP Jazeera, I see. Designed solely to further inflame the Left, if that's possible. They are currently in a psychotic rage at Bush for (1) causing the hurricane and then (2) using Halliburton to profit from it.
That's the most sense that man has made in months.
--and what "sea" is bordering south Chicago, may I ask--??
He's right. New Orleans is going to keep sinking - which means it could be 40 feet below sea level, then 45...
There is higher ground to the west. Levee off the French Quarter as a tourist town, and re-locate the residential and manufacturing facilities to the west. And build a canal to deal with the eventual shift of the Mississippi channel down the Atchafalaya.
Do it once and do it right.
looks like the MSM got me. They took denny's quotes out of context.
It may not go over well but it is certainly a valid point.
Why should the government (read: TAXPAYER) pay to rebuild? Yes, we need New Orleans, but not as it was before Katrina. To rebuild BELOW sea level is only inviting disaster to occur again.
Now as long as you've got your mind clear, Denny, cut PBS and NEA as you promised to do years ago, ok?
I can't imagine why the US taxpayer should foot the bill for the rebuild of NO.
And if we are gonna get the tab, why not take the opportunity to do it right and build it up to sea level??
The Republicans will buy as many votes as they can and we will get the tab, so lets fix it so that this won't happen with the next storm.
A lot of south Chicago should be bulldozed, too. :)
Actually his whole statement (which will be misquoted by the MSM) was that New Orleans should, and will, rebuild, but they should perhaps lay it out differently.
gimmie a F'ING BREAK! Would these POS say this after Los Angeles gets hit with a mega earthquake???? Why build homes on a damn FAULT LINE!!!!!!!!!! Why build homes in tornado alley? Why build homes in seattle near the volcano? Why build homes in the desert in Arizona and the southwest?
Turn the entire city into a memorial park. Libs love memorial parks.
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